Nona Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Massey Fore

Published 2:20 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Nona Elizabeth “Beth” Massey Fore, 69, of Barber Street, Farmville, died Sunday, March 10, 2019 at her residence. She was the loving wife of Lewis Lee “Skeeter” Fore for 40 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three basset hound children, Daisy, Lilly and Toby; brother-in-law, Earl Fore and wife Hester of Richmond; one nephew, Joel Fore and wife Rebecca of Richmond; nieces, Michelle Murmann and husband, Urs of Powhatan, and Susan Grant of Buckingham.

Born in Lynchburg, August 5, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Naomi Jamerson and Benjamin Massey. Beth was a beloved school teacher, softball and basketball coach at Prince Edward Academy/ Fuqua School for over 35 years. She also worked in photography; first with School Pictures Inc. and later with Karen Smith Photography. Beth was known for her generous spirit, and for her enduring relationships with former students and athletes. She will be sorely missed by a multitude of close friends with whom she willingly shared her life.

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She was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Jacqueline Southall.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 14, at Pamplin Cemetery with Rev. Marsha Davis officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Pamplin United Methodist Church.

The family expresses gratitude to Centra Hospice, and to the doctors at UVA Hospital. Those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider Southside SPCA, PO Box 66, Meherrin, VA 23954.

Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family. An online condolence may be sent by visiting